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Kano: Fear grips AKTH medical workers as 10 doctors tests for COVID-19 positive

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There is palpable fear among the medical staff of the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano as about 10 medical doctors have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Chairman, Association of Resident Doctors, AKTH, Dr Abukakar Nagona, who made the confirmation to journalists in Kano, on Tuesday.


He explained that the doctors were treating patients, who came to the hospital with symptoms later discovered to be coronavirus.

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“Eight of the infected doctors have been sent to Isolation centres, while the remaining two have gone into self-isolation in their respective homes, as they were yet to develop any symptoms,” he said.

Dr. Nagona attributed the vulnerability of the doctors to “the absence of adequate Personal Protective equipment, as well as the failure of patients to wear face masks when coming to the hospital for treatment”.

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